Hi. little fleas on my new poults?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Rodster, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. Rodster

    Rodster Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 24, 2011
    Tampa Bay, Florida
    Hi everyone, newbie here to byc and i just picked up my first 3 turkeys today to join my flock of 4 chickens of about a week. I will post pics soon as i think they are adorable but, the poults seem to have bunches of what look like little black fleas all over their little heads. i can pick them off with tweezer but it's ot easy and there's quite a few of them. any idea's what they are and how i can treat them? also, will my other chickens get them or is it a turkey thing? Thanks so much...
  2. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Williamsport In.
    Most likely they are lice. Turkeys will also get a dark type that stays on shaft of feathers.

    I use Sevin garden dust and it works on all types of lice and mites. Cheaper and easier to find that commercial poultry delouser.

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